33. “If “gravity” is credited with being a force
strong enough to curve the massive expanse of oceans around a globular Earth,
it would be impossible for fish and other creatures to swim through such
forcefully held water.”
Why on Earth not?
Should gravity have only 2 possible strengths; “Off” and “full on”? Of course
You can easily work
out how much force a fish needs to exert to overcome the measured strength of
gravity. And it’s easily within the limits of a small organism’s strength
is a doubly weak example, because fish
have swim bladders that keep them floating at neutral buoyancy, balancing
downward and upward force. It would have better if you had talked about birds
rather than fish, but the principle is the same.
There is no problem here,
unless you are foolish enough to think that gravity must either be non-existent
or vast. Mr Dubay is so foolish; most
other people are smart enough to see that there can be a very large range of
possible strengths between those two extremes.
Daimonie has a nice explanation of
lift at point 32 on his blog from the wings of birds and aircraft, which
explains why it doesn’t contradict gravity in the slightest.